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But until that happens we have to assume there's a strong likelihood that when a prominent Russian banker goes to see a prominent member of the Trump transition team, finances will have been part of their discussion.feedback
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Jul 24 2017 Russia
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May 10 2017 - Watergate

The president has the right to do it – legally he can do it – but it's an abuse of power. It's what President Nixon did when he fired Archibald Cox, the Watergate special prosecutor, and Nixon had to go through three attorneys general to do it – he had to fire two attorneys general for refusing to fire Cox.feedback

May 10 2017 - Watergate

The attorney general was also part of the contacts made by the Trump campaign with Russia. The attorney general lied about that to the Senate at his confirmation hearing. This time around the attorney general is [involved] in it himself, and he went along with this and he may have encouraged it, so we have a clear abuse of power. I think they need to have a hearing. That's what the House Judiciary Committee did with Nixon, and I think we've reached more than enough incriminating evidence [of] abuse of power that the House Judiciary Committee ought to start the process.feedback

May 09 2017 - Russia

'This is corruption, pure and simple.feedback

May 07 2017 - China

They clearly imply that the Kushners are going to make sure you get your visa … Of course [Chinese investors are] going to want to invest.feedback

Apr 19 2017

She needs to be careful. If her trademarks are anything but routine they also would be prohibited emoluments from the Chinese government.feedback

Apr 18 2017

The danger is that with any discussion with the Chinese, one party or the other may try to bring up trade. That's a slippery slope that may require her or Jared to step out of the room.feedback

Apr 17 2017

The American people voted for him to be president; they didn't vote for him to come into this office with a whole bunch of conflicts of interest, they didn't elect him to do whatever he wanted.feedback

Apr 17 2017

He is not interested in public disclosure. That's why he's the first president in modern history, since Nixon, to hide his taxes.feedback

Apr 03 2017

I think there are pretty clear problems with the criminal statute if they weigh in on any of those areas.feedback

Mar 30 2017

He's not a grandstander; he's a back-row kind of guy. He's not looking for attention; he's looking for getting things done and keeping people out of trouble. ... He's not a partisan advocate at all.feedback

Mar 25 2017 - Mar-a-Lago

He basically moved the office of the presidency.feedback

Mar 20 2017

She ought to stay away from anything to do with trade.feedback

Mar 20 2017

Means that she, like her husband, has to follow the rules. It's not a huge deal if she stays out of things that affect her financial interests.feedback

Mar 17 2017

If we get into a big spat with China, it is obviously going to have an effect on that bank economically. There is no way you should be a senior adviser on economic or military policy, and have a big stake in a Chinese bank. That's an invitation for trouble.feedback

Mar 08 2017

A routine trademark, patent or copyright from a foreign government is likely not an unconstitutional emolument, but with so many trademarks being granted over such a short time period, the question arises as to whether there is an accommodation in at least some of them.feedback

Feb 22 2017

We cannot have a situation where the ambassador is giving favorable treatment to Eric Trump, or lobbying the Dominican Republic government on his behalf.feedback

Feb 09 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

"It is a violation of federal ethics regulations prohibiting use of public office for private gain for any government employee in an official speech, an official capacity TV interview or any similar communication to promote the products or services of a particular private business belonging to the employee's own family, the President's family, a friend, a campaign contributor or anyone else,". "That was strictly forbidden in the Bush administration because it is illegal.".feedback

Feb 02 2017

This does not seem to me to be a clear disqualifying factor.feedback

Jan 20 2017 - AT&T

[T]he Emoluments Clause bans payments to an American public official from foreign governments. Yet they will arise whenever foreign diplomats stay in Trump hotels at their governments' expense; whenever parties are organized by foreign governments in Trump hotels … ; whenever loans are made to the company by the Bank of China or any other foreign-government-owned bank; whenever rent is paid by companies controlled by foreign governments with offices in Trump buildings; and whenever there is any other arrangement whereby foreign government money goes into the president's businesses.feedback

Jan 19 2017

It's money, money, money with them. Be a big donor and you'll get special access to the president and we'll be in your face about it.feedback

Jan 11 2017

I do have to say that it shows an extraordinary lack of judgment for a member of Congress to be buying and selling health care stock.feedback

Dec 08 2016

There are ways to make it work legally, but the appearances are going to be terrible and it's going to be a four-year ethical challenge.feedback

Nov 23 2016

There may be specific laws that don't apply to the president, but the president is not above the law.feedback

Nov 18 2016

The plaintiffs' lawyers, are going to smell blood in the water.feedback

Nov 15 2016

If you have a transaction between a Trump entity and a company owned by a foreign government – that could be grounds for impeachment.feedback

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